Have you ever seen your parents or grandparents cringe in pain because of their joints? Or maybe witness a co-worker rub his or her knee or hands because of inflammation and pain?
Arthritis is a condition of the joints wherein there is inflammation. It has so many variations. Arthritis occurs in people who have not enough cartilage in their joints to absorb the shock and friction as they move. Breakdown of the cartilage in the joints causes this to happen. This then becomes very painful because of the constant rubbing of the uncushioned joints. Stiffness amy also be experienced by the arthritis patient.